On A Clear Day is now playing on Broadway in New York City, starring Harry Connick Jr. This revival that’s not a revival is sadly rewritten in one of the most convoluted re-dos ever. I kept shaking my head trying to make sense of the choices made by Michael Mayer who re-wrote and directs the show. If you’d like a full review of the show, Back Stage provides a scathing one http://bit.ly/vmgjrG.
Now that’s out of the way, let’s talk about the real star of the show, Jessie Mueller. Ms. Mueller makes her Broadway debut in On A Clear Day – she comes to us from Chicago’s theater scene. No matter how ill-conceived this particular production is, Jessie Mueller is on her way to stardom. Early in the second act Ms. Mueller sings a bluesy ‘Ev’ry Night at Seven’ and brings down the house.
YouTube does not offer us a video of her performance, but I did find Jessie singing ‘If I Knew His Name’ from a production of She Loves Me in Chicago. It is not nearly as hip and fierce as her performance in On A Clear Day, but you’ll get the idea of a great voice. And this voice is flexible enough to do the blues and bring down the house. Enjoy!